Vulnerability and strength are two sides of the same coin. You can't have one without the other. Our willingness to accept the harsh realities of life allow us our resilience. Dealing with those realities with honesty and skill help us to grow and become truly who we are meant to be.
We celebrated my husband's birthday today with breakfast at the Tea Room. The staff there are lovely and they have the most delicious chai.
The morning light was so beautiful this morning that I couldn't resist braving the cold and going for a walk. The air was crisp and cold, my face and fingers were stinging and all I could think about was how beautiful the trees looked washed in the morning sunrise (and how good my morning tea was going to be when I got back inside my warm house).